Juancho Hernangómez debuts as a starter in Minnesota with a vital victory against the Clippers

first_imgThe Madrid player, who started, enjoyed almost 27 minutes on the court, in which he had time to score 14 points -4 of 6 field shots, including 3 of 3 triples, and 3 of 4 from the staff line-, capture a bounce, give three assists and recover a ball. With this result, the Wolves, penultimate of the West, interrupt an ominous streak of 13 straight defeats.For their part, the Raptors continue to increase their winning streak, this time against the Nets, to take hold in the second position of the Eastern Conference (39-14). On this occasion, the Spanish-Congolese power forward Serge Ibaka contributed, in 32 minutes, with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 stopper.Meanwhile, the Catalan center Marc Gasol was down for the sixth consecutive game because of his left thigh injury, which will foreseeably keep him off the court until after the All Star next week in Chicago.In addition, Ricky Rubio fell to the Nuggets and the Suns remain penultimate of the West. The base of El Masnou, who started as a starter, contributed 15 points, captured 5 rebounds and offered 7 assists in his 32 minutes of participation.Finally, Willy Hernangómez did not participate, by technical decision, in the defeat of Charlotte Hornets against Dallas Mavericks (100-116), a duel in which Seth Curry, with 26 goals, made forget the absences of the injured Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis– STATISTICS OF SPANISH PLAYERS.JUANCHO HERNANGÓMEZ: 14 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 1 steal.SERGE IBAKA: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 cap.RICKY BLOND: 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.MARC GASOL: Injured.WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: He didn’t play. Spanish power forward Juancho Hernangómez made his debut this morning with Minnesota Timberwolves starting from starting and celebrating it with a victory against Los Angeles Clippers (142-115), on an NBA day in which Toronto Raptors signed a tight fourteenth consecutive win against Brooklyn Nets (119-118) and in which Ricky Rubio and his Phoenix Suns fell at home to Denver Nuggets (108-117).The little one from the Hernangómez, who left the Colorado franchise this week, stood out in his premiere with the renewed Minneapolis team, where Juancho’s Denver teammate Malik Beasley (23) also made his debut and who still couldn’t enjoy his other brand new signing, D’Angelo Russell. Photo: Gettycenter_img The pivot wing scored 14 points, captured a rebound and delivered three assistslast_img read more

Hairdresser robbed at gunpoint in Alberttown

first_imgA 35-year-old old hairdresser was on Monday afternoon relieved of her personal items while walking along Cummings Street, Alberttown, Georgetown. The victim has been identified as Wendy Griffith of Cummings Street, Alberttown.Based on information received, the woman was walking along Cummings Street when a black CG motorcycle carrying two men approached her. Soon afterwards, the motorcycle stopped and the pillion rider came off, whipped out a gun from his waist and held Griffith at gunpoint.He proceeded to demand she turn over her handbag which contained $20,000 in cash and a Motorola mobile phone valued at $30,000. After she complied, the bandit then hopped back onto the motorcycle and fled the scene.Police have confirmed that CCTV footage of the area is being reviewed with the intention of apprehending the culprits.last_img read more

Mosquito infestation forces teachers to work on roadside

first_imgFreeburg Secondary School, Norton and Palm Streets, Werk-en-Rust, GeorgetownA mosquito infestation and flooded washroom at the Freeburg Secondary School, Norton and Palm Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, has forced a number of teachers to sit on the roadside of the school in an effort to meet deadlines for their end of term submissions.When Guyana Times visited the school on Monday, a majority of the students had been sent home and just a few remained in a classroom sitting their end of term examination.During the visit to the school, it was observed that the entire building had been teeming with mosquitoes. Also, there was a dysfunctional washroom located on the lower flat of the building. The washroom was flooded and seemed abandoned and according to the teachers, it has been in that condition for a number of years.Teachers who reached out to this newspaper complained that several reports were made to the Education Ministry, which usually seeks the Public Health Ministry’s assistance in fumigating premises, however, that would only offer a temporary relief to the problem.The teachers pointed out that no effort has been made by the Education Ministry to acquire the services of a contractor to remedy the issue of the flooded washroom.The educators went on to note that they made a report to the Ministry on Monday morning and once again, the Deputy Education Officer advised that they “spray out” a safe room and remain there and have the students who did not have examinations on Monday to return home.The teachers also said that they were advised that the Education Ministry sought assistance from the Public Health Ministry in fumigating the school, however, the Ministry said that they would be unable to deal with the matter until later in the week.The Head Teacher of the school declined to comment on the matter.Meanwhile, following a photograph published on Inews on Monday highlighting the conditions the teachers were forced to work under, which involved them sitting outside in the schoolyard doing their work, the Education Ministry issued a statement saying that the Vector Control Unit within the Public Health Ministry will visit the school to fumigate the building.According to the Ministry, the school will remain closed today and resume operations on Wednesday. The teachers have since been assigned to Charlestown Secondary School for today.Some teachers sitting on the roadside opposite the secondary school completing their workOne of the washrooms at the schoollast_img read more

Man who slashed girlfriend’s throat nabbed in Berbice

first_imgTwenty-five-year-old Ryan Singh, who alleged killed his teenaged girlfriend last month, was apprehended by Police in Springlands, Berbice on Tuesday. On July 29, 2017, Rosanna Lakhpal, a secondary school dropout from the Berbice Educational Institute (BEI), was reportedly murdered at the hands of Singh following an alleged dispute over the accused not making an effort to find a job.Nabbed: Ryan SinghPolice disclosed that the man was caught around 11:30h in an abandoned house in Springlands on Tuesday and was charged with the capital offence.Reports were that the duo reportedly met on Facebook and they subsequently started living together.Guyana Times had been told that the relationship commenced before the young girl turned 16. Neighbours said they had made numerous complaints to Lakhpal’s mother that Singh was abusing her daughter when they were alone. However, the teen denied that the abuse was happening.On the day that the 16-year-old met her demise, Singh and the teen were arguing over his lack of interest in finding a job. Lakhpal had however started babysitting her neighbours’ children on the day of the argument with Singh. The children then ran back home to their mother and complained of the fight.The accused was reportedly angered by her “nagging” and this resulted in him slitting her throat, leaving her in a pool of blood. An eyewitness had related that the girl’s face was partly covered with a pillow as she lay on a carpet on the floor with her neck slashed in the vicinity of a tattoo. He then reportedly flung the knifeMurdered teen, Rosanna Lakhpalhe used several feet away and fled the scene.Singh was on the run until Tuesday when he was captured. He will soon be arraigned for Lakhpal’s murder.Singh has also been implicated in an incident where he almost killed a previous girlfriend, after stabbing her over 50 times about her body. It was claimed that the 25-year-old was never arrested for that allegation.last_img read more

Presidential attacks not new

first_img“I love how, because of our short memories, we come up with these eternal rules that don’t really apply,” said historian Tim Naftali, the director-designate of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Indeed, there have been several instances over the years when ex-presidents attacked, he said. As recently as a few months ago, former President Gerald R. Ford criticized Bush’s Iraq policy, albeit from the grave. In an article in The Washington Post, Bob Woodward quoted from an interview he conducted with Ford on the understanding that he could publish Ford’s remarks only after he died. Eisenhower was critical of John F. Kennedy’s domestic policies, the first President Bush pounded on his now-pal Bill Clinton for his Haiti policy, and Nixon chided the first President Bush for comparing himself to Harry Truman in his 1992 re-election campaign. Theodore Roosevelt was brutal in his assaults on Presidents Taft and Wilson, said Patricia O’Toole, author of “When Trumpets Call,” a book about Roosevelt in the years after he left office. She pointed out, however, that Roosevelt ran for president again, putting him in something of a different category than Carter, who by all accounts will not. Still, Carter did not call Bush a “puzzlewit” and a “fathead,” as Theodore Roosevelt called Taft, according to “When Trumpets Call.” But Carter’s “worst in history” about George W. was certainly enough to get a rise from the protocol police, to say nothing of a presidential spokesman. While the president shrugged off Carter’s remarks, his spokesman Tony Fratto on Sunday called the attack “sad” and “reckless” and took it as evidence that Carter is “increasingly irrelevant.” In the gentlemen’s club of former presidents, Carter has been something of an outlaw, said Mark K. Updegrove, author of “Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House.” He recalled a conversation he had with the former President Bush last year when the father was particularly exercised over Carter’s treatment of the current President Bush at the funeral of Coretta Scott King. “This is really nothing new,” Updegrove said, citing criticism that Carter levied against the current administration during a trip to Cuba. “It’s funny what Carter has gotten away with it in some respects,” he said, speaking of the Cuba trip. “When the Dixie Chicks did something like that, they were burning their CDs.” (OK, so the Dixie Chicks have never lived in the White House.) In his appearance on “Today,” Carter explained that his comments – made in an interview to The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – came in response to a question asking him to compare Bush’s foreign policy with that of Nixon. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Nothing rattles Washington quite like a good violation of unwritten rules, especially when the violator was and the violated is the president. Former President Jimmy Carter was cited for a doozy over the weekend when he called the George W. Bush administration “the worst in history” for its impact around the world. Though Carter tried to take it back on Monday, saying on the “Today” show that his remarks were “careless or misinterpreted” and that he was “not talking personally about any president,” he has still incited a tsk-tsk tsunami in the capital. His offense: failing to observe supposed protocol that former presidents should speak respectfully of their successors – or at least with some measure of restraint. “His language was much sharper than what you’d normally hear” from an ex-president, said the presidential historian Michael Beschloss. But Beschloss and other presidential scholars roll their eyes at the notion that a former president doth not speak ill of a current one. last_img read more

Voting gets a new look

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – When Ventura County voters head to the polls June 6, they will no longer find an antiquated punch-card ballot, but a scanning system that is supposed to be more reliable. Instead of punching holes, voters will mark their selections on paper ballots with ink. The results will then be tallied by an optical scanner at each precinct. “It’s a voting method that has been around for a long time, a very proven system,” said Gene Browning, the county’s assistant registrar of voters. Using the new system, voters will make their choices using a blue or black ink pen, then feed them into the scanner – similar to machines used for standardized testing in schools – that will reject ballots with errors. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsPeople with physical disabilities who might not be able to use the ink-blot system can still cast their ballots in secret using a touch-screen system, Browning said. After more than three decades, Ventura County switched systems because of a U.S. Department of Justice consent decree for violations of the Voting Rights Act. Under the 2004 agreement, the county was obligated to provide more voting services for Spanish-speaking voters, including bilingual ballots, and more bilingual poll workers. The consent decree required a single bilingual ballot in English and Spanish instead of separate ones – an impossible task with the old punch cards, officials said. The county also switched systems to meet requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act, which requires that each election use accessible voting machines that give voters a chance to check and correct errors in private. The county spent $6 million on the new system, which was funded with state and federal money, Browning said. Elections workers have held several demonstrations throughout the county in senior centers, public libraries and city halls to familiarize voters with the new system. The demonstrations, which began in March, have drawn anywhere from five to 200 people, said Judith Rodriguez, elections program supervisor. “At first they’re a little skeptical about it, mostly our older folks,” she said. “Once they see what it is and how easy it can be, the response has been very positive.” Marion Erbe, past president of the Simi Valley Republican Women club, got a peek at the system during the city’s annual Street Fair last weekend. Information on demonstration sessions is available from the Ventura County Elections Division Web site at http://recorder.countyofventura.org/elecidx.htm. angie.valencia@dailynews.com (805) 583-7604160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

COWAN IN LINE TO MAKE 100TH CLUB APPEARANCE AS HARPS TRAVEL TO WEXFORD

first_imgKeith Cowan, is in line to make his 100th appearance for Finn Harps on Friday evening when they take on Wexford Youths at Ferrycarrig Park (kick-off 8.00pm) Keith Cowan, the towering centre-half from Ramelton, has enjoyed a fine season so far for Harps, and is in line to make his 100th club appearance tomorrow night.Cowan will become the 62nd player to reach the century milestone for the club. Five of the current squad have also achieved the feat – Kevin McHugh, Michael Funston, Ciaran Coll, Thomas Bonner and Mark Forker – as did James Doherty who left the club last week.Harps boss Ollie Horgan knows that a tough task lies ahead for Cowan and his team-mates on Friday evening in a venue where Harps have had little success in recent times. “Wexford are flying at the moment and are lying second in the table,” said Horgan ahead of Friday’s game.“They could have won in Tallaght on Sunday (against Shamrock Rovers ‘B’) by a lot more that two goals.“They have power and pace up front with Danny Furlong, Ben Ryan and Aiden Keenan and play very decent football.“Harps haven’t a great record in Ferrycarraig Park at the best of times so we know how difficult it will be, he said. Horgan was able to call on the services of Kevin McHugh once again last weekend when the Harps captain played in just his second game of the season when he appeared as a second half substitute in the 1-1 draw with Shelbourne.McHugh and Tommy Bonner came off the bench and their impact helped ten-man Harps come from behind to grab a share of the spoils.“The substitutions helped in that the lads brought more energy to our game, but all of them upped their game in last thirty minutes which was encouraging.“I was disappointed with our performance in the first-half and we lacked energy and bite.“We seemed tired and didn’t look up for the game even with eleven v eleven on the pitch. “We didn’t get started till we went a goal down.“I was obviously pleased with our second half performance having conceded the early goal.“We were fortunate that we didn’t go two behind but from there on we were committed and showed loads of energy that wasn’t there previously in game.Once again Harps were reduced to ten men as Josh Mailey was sent off for the second time this season in games against Shelbourne. The red card was the fifth shown to a Harps player in the last eight league games. “Once again, the sending off was disappointing,” lamented Horgan of Mailey’s 15th minute dismissal.“It changed the game in the respect that we had to sit deep and let them have the ball but we struggled to get on the ball with eleven versus eleven anyway!Harps have won on only three of their previous ten visits to Ferrycarrig Park, with the last of these victories coming three years ago when a brace from Blain Curtis helped the visitors to a 2-0 victory.The other two victories recorded by Harps in Ferrycarrig were during Wexford’s debut season in the league with both games finishing in 1-0 scorelines.The earlier season meeting between the two sides finished in a 1-1 draw at Finn Park. – Ruairi Keating’s late penalty for Harps cancelled out Killian Cantwell’s opener for Wexford.Horgan will have to plan without the injured Sean McCarron who has broken his ankle. “We wish him well and hope he has a quick recovery.“He will be a big loss once again, and he has just recovered by a broken cheekbone.Caoimhin Bonner remains suspended and will be joined on the banned list by Josh Mailey after his red card last Friday.COWAN IN LINE TO MAKE 100TH CLUB APPEARANCE AS HARPS TRAVEL TO WEXFORD was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:100th appearanceFinn Harps FCHome-page SportKeith Cowannewswexford youthslast_img read more

FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS SELECTED ON THE GAA.IE TEAM OF THE YEAR

first_imgDonegal’s defensive rock Neil McGee was named on the GAA.ie team of the year.Donegal have had five players named on the team of the year selected by the popular GAA.ie website. Gaoth Dobhair defender Neil McGee was named at full-back line on the team, while Frank McGlynn was also selected in the back six.Glenswilly duo Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy were named at midfield, while Ryan McHugh earned a place in the half-forward line. The rest of the team was made of a mixture of players from All-Ireland winner Kerry and Mayo.Dublin’s Paul Flynn was the only Dublin player selected on the team.It’s hoped that Donegal will have at least half a dozen All-Stars when the selection process is complete next month.Despite their defeat in Sunday’s All-Ireland decider, Donegal enjoyed a wonderful season with a number of consistent top quality performances throughout the season.  FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS SELECTED ON THE GAA.IE TEAM OF THE YEAR was last modified: September 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFive Playersgaa.ienewsSportteam of the yearlast_img read more

Cranes gear up for last build up game before CHAN tournament

first_imgComments Cranes team that started against Guinea in 1-1 draw on Saturday. Courtesy photo.FOOTBALL–The Uganda Cranes will Tuesday evening take on Congo Brazzaville in the second of their two CHAN 2018 build up games before the tournament starts on Friday.The Cranes drew 1-1 with Guinea on Saturday in their first build up game in which they required a second half equaliser by Bright Stars captain Nelson Ssenkatuka.Head coach Sebastian Desabre hailed the team after Saturday’s impressive draw and will hope that more of the same perfomance can be exhibited aginst Congo today.“This game on Saturday gave me a chance to assess players further which allows me to make a choice on the squad and line up,” said Desabre.“I liked the attitude, mentality and character of the team in the game against Guinea and hope for more of the same when we play Congo. We created decent chances in the first half on Saturday and if we can create more today and hopefully bury them, it will be better for us,” he said.Desabre is expected to name the two players who will be dropped from the list of 25 still in camp so as to remain with the required 23 as per the rules.With the 25 players consisting of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, 11 midfielders and three strikers, it is highly expected that the two players to be dropped will be selected from the midfield department.Reports coming from Morocco suggest that KCCA attacking midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba may be one of the two players to be dropped after failing to impress the French man so far.Mutyaba has been regular in the Cranes set up for a while but his performance has been below average in the recent times for both club and country.Other players from who Desabre may drop include Bright Stars’ midfielder Seif Batte, Police’s Rahmat Senfuka and Express’s young sensation Abubaker Kasule.Cranes first game at CHAN 2018 will be against Zambia on Saturday before taking on Namibia four days later and then playing Ivory Coast on the 22nd.The list of players in Morocco.Goalkeepers: Ochan Benjamin, Ismael Watenga, Saidi KeniDefenders: Nicholas Wadada, Joseph Nsubuga, Timothy Awany, Bernard Muwanga, Mustapha Mujjuzi, Aggrey Madoi, Isaac Muleme, Mustapha KizzaMidfielders:Milton Karisa, Paul Mucurezi, Allan Kyambadde, Seif Batte, Rahmat Senfuka, Abubaker Kasule, Tadeo Lwanga, Moses Waisswa, Saddam Juma, Muzamil Mutyaba, Tom Masiko.Strikers:Shaban Muhammad, Derrick Nsibambi , Nelson Senkatuka.last_img read more

Jol would like to repeat Tottenham transfer policy

first_imgFulham manager Martin Jol admits he would like to be able to adopt Tottenham’s recent transfer policy of buying emerging English players.Jol led Spurs to two fifth-placed finishes during his spell at White Hart Lane and the spine of his team included the likes of Paul Robinson, Michael Carrick, Jermaine Jenas and Jermain Defoe.But the Dutchman believes the inflated prices of home-grown players mean clubs have little option but to look abroad.He explained: “I need a spine like I had at Spurs. I always like to get strong English players in the spine.“That is my first priority, but if it is not possible then I can do nothing about it.“If you want Premier League experience you have to pay a lot of money, so you tend to go abroad if you know the market.Briggs is on loan at Watford“In the lower leagues there are so many good players but they are still a lot of money.“You have to identify players and make your mind up. Sometimes it comes off, sometimes it won’t, and it’s the same all over Europe.”Jol is also keen for Fulham’s youngsters to make their mark at first-team level.Matthew Briggs and Alex Kacaniklic will end the season on loan at Burnley and Watford respectively, having so far been unable to hold down a regular place at Craven Cottage.“My philosophy is still to get some youngsters here and build them up, and hopefully they do well for us and we generate your own money,” Jol insisted.“I would like to have a very young team because it would be a healthy situation to have the experience and to have some youngsters, but sometimes it’s impossible.“Sometimes it’s a necessity to have older players, especially if you lose players like Danny Murphy – like [Giorgos] Karagounis for example.“We have good young players like Matthew Briggs – he is a very good prospect.“But if someone else is playing in the position and they’re not playing then you can only make a decision next year to get them back and try to change your team.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more